Consequences of feeling dissimilar from others in a work team

Hobman, E. V., Bordia, P. and Gallois, C. (2003) Consequences of feeling dissimilar from others in a work team. Journal of Business And Psychology, 17 3: 301-325. doi:10.1023/A:1022837207241


Author Hobman, E. V.
Bordia, P.
Gallois, C.
Title Consequences of feeling dissimilar from others in a work team
Journal name Journal of Business And Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-3268
Publication date 2003-03-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1022837207241
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 301
End page 325
Total pages 25
Place of publication US
Publisher Kluwer Academic / Plenum
Language eng
Subject C1
380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
759900 Other Social Development and Community Services
Abstract This study extended the current literature on group diversity by examining the moderating influence of perceived group openness to diversity on the relationships between perceived individual visible, informational, and value dissimilarity; individual task and relationship conflict; and work group involvement. A survey was administered to 129 public service employees who worked in intact teams. Results revealed that value dissimilarity had a positive association with task and relationship conflict and a negative association with work group involvement. Perceived group openness to diversity moderated the associations between visible and informational dissimilarity and work group involvement, and between value dissimilarity and task conflict. These results highlight the importance of managing differences by introducing norms promoting diversity and the involvement of all team members.
Keyword Business
Psychology, Applied
Perceived Dissimilarity
Work Teams
Decision-making Groups
Relational Demography
Top-management
Organizational Demography
Social Identity
Individualism-collectivism
Workforce Diversity
Group Heterogeneity
Value Congruence
Self-efficacy
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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